Services & Fees

Counselling appointments are available through in-person sessions, secure video or by telephone.


  • In-person counselling available under certain circumstances (please contact me).Video or Telephone Counselling due to Covid-19.
  • ​​Currently accepting clients aged 19 and over
  • ​​Multiple insurance plans & employee assistance programs may cover my services. Please phone your insurance or EAP provider to verify prior to your appointment. Direct billing available for Blue Cross & Green Shield.
  • ​Fees may be adjusted based on financial need & insurance coverage
  • ​MSI does not cover these fees

$160 per 50 Minute Session


  • In-person sessions now available under certain circumstances (please contact me). Video or Telephone Counselling due to Covid-19.
  • ​Currently accepting adult students (19+) enrolled in post-secondary programs. This includes: University, Colleges, Institutes and other educational programming.
  • ​Multiple insurance plans & employee assistance programs may cover my services. This includes: Student Health Plans & Guard Me Insurance (CBU International Students). Please phone your insurance or EAP provider to verify prior to your appointment.
  • ​MSI does not cover these fees

$115 per 50 Minute Session

Other Services

I offer other social work services such as case management, case consultation and supporting clients when navigating other community resources or educational institutions. Most of these services can be completed within our sessions together, costing no extra fee. They can also be substituted in place of a counselling session. If these others services are needed to help support you and better your situation, we can discuss & agree on the fee during our sessions together.


As mentioned above, many insurance providers & employee assistance programs may cover the fees for counselling sessions. It is best to check with your provider prior to your first counselling session.

​I have provided some potentially helpful questions you can ask your provider:

  1. Are counselling sessions covered with a master level, registered social worker?​
  2. Can I self-refer? or do I need a physician’s referral?
  3. How much am I covered for?
  4. Is the coverage for a calendar year or fiscal year?
  5. Is there a maximum amount I can spend per session?
  6. Is there a deductible amount that I need to pay?
  7. Can the counsellor direct bill or do I need to submit a claim for reimbursement?

These are just some of the provider insurance plans that may cover my services:

  • Blue Cross (direct billing available)
  • Green Shield (direct billing available)
  • Manulife
  • Great West
  • SunLife
  • Student Health Plans through educational institutions
  • GuardMe Insurance (CBU International Students)

I am an approved provider for:

  • Non-Insured Health Benefits & Residential Schools Program (direct billing available)
  • Veteran Affairs (direct billing available)
  • Canadian Armed Forces (direct billing available)
  • Interim Federal Health Benefits (direct billing available)

Payment & Policies

Current payment types accepted:

  • E-transfer
  • Credit Card

Payments must be made prior to session.

Cancellation & No Show Policy:

To respect all my clients, I ask that you immediately notify my office if you’re unable to make your appointment. If you need to reschedule an appointment, you are required to notify me at least 24 business hours in advance (e.g. Monday appointments must be cancelled by 5:00PM on Friday). This policy gives me the opportunity to serve another client that may be waiting for counselling services.

If this policy is not followed as outlined, you will be charged the full fee for a missed appointment or late cancellation. Subsequent sessions will not be booked until the outstanding balance is paid on your file. Exceptions can be made for extenuating circumstances, but we must discuss this together. If you are sick or unable to travel, counselling sessions can be conducted via phone or video. Receipts for missed appointments will be labelled “missed appointments” and may not be covered by your insurance/EAP plan.

If you are more than 15 minutes late for an appointment, it may have to be rescheduled. Your appointment will still be billed for the scheduled hour.

Crisis or Emergency Assistance

All services are free, 24/7 options

  • Call 911 or visit your local emergency department
  • Nova Scotia Mental Health Crisis Line: 1-888-429-8167
  • For Post Secondary Students- Good 2 Talk Crisis Line: 1-833-292-3698 or text GOOD2TALKNS to 686868
  • For CBU International Students- Keepme.SAFE Confidential Counselling Line: 1-844-451-9700 or download the SSP app

Contact Natasha

Our Location

329 George St, Sydney, NS B1P 1J7

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Natasha LeBlanc Counselling & Social Work is located in Unama’ki, which is the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq/L’nu.

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